ROVING REPORTER While the World Crumbles, a Peruvian Boom
Living in Peru, it can be tough to remember that much of the West is facing economic turmoil unlike anyone under the age of 80 has ever seen. The news of the world looks grim: Unemployment remains at ... Posted on 8/17/11 at 3:26 PM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Stimulating the economy
What do you think of this latest idea to stimulate the economy?
WASHINGTON Vowing to find new ways to stimulate the sputtering economy, President Barack Obama will call for long-term investments in... Posted on 9/6/10 at 11:21 AM
STAFF BLOG OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! Gandalf, Conan and King Arthur Comment on Recession
Guns are up and swords are down in fantasy art, according to a fun chart from Orbit Books that shows art elements from fantasy book covers. (Hat tip to BoingBoing.)
Can the fifty percent reduction in... Posted on 8/30/10 at 12:28 PM
MADRID (AP) — Spain's benchmark borrowing rate hit its highest level Tuesday since the country adopted the euro currency, after ratings agency Fitch downgraded 18 banks on Tuesday and investors continued to find more questions than answers in the country's decision to seek help for its ailing bank sector by tapping a €100 billion ($125 billion) eurozone bailout fund.
WASHINGTON (AP) — It turns out the recession ended more than a year ago.
Feeling better now?
The panel that determines the timing of recessions concluded Monday that this one ended — technically, anyway — in June 2009, and lasted 18 months. The duration makes it the longest since World War II.
Forget the Dow and the GDP. Here's the latest economic indicator: The U.S. birth rate has fallen to its lowest level in at least a century as many people apparently decided they couldn't afford more mouths to feed.
The economic rebound is stalling.
A raft of weak new reports Thursday provided the strongest evidence yet that the recovery is slowing and added to concerns that the nation could be on its way back into recession.
Most notable was a rise in the number of people filing for unemployment benefits for the first time. The four-week average for jobless claims now stands at its highest point since March.
By Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press
, July 02, 2010
Jamestown College’s endowment fund has taken a fiscal hit amid the recession but finances are turning around and the funds should, in time, be back to normal, said Tom Heck, vice president of business affairs.
“Over the course of the last two years certainly our endowment took a huge hit,” Heck said.
As Congress approaches a showdown on health care reform, the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted to improving health care reports recessions since 2000 “have taken a tremendous toll on people’s ability to afford health insurance and employers’ capacity to offer it.”
In North Dakota, the number of uninsured people in the middle class (family income between $40,000 and $75,000) jumped from 15,000 in 2000 to 17,000 in 2008, according to the report released today Wednesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
By Chuck Haga, Forum Communications Co.
, March 17, 2010
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